Converting Camera lens into spotting scope?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by robbor, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. robbor

    robbor Well-Known Member

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    Any body kown what would be involved in convirting a camera lena into a spotting scope? I have an old TV lens that weighs about 35# and thought it might be interesting to convirt it into a spotter. I would have to caluculate some how what magnification it would end up as. I think all I need would be a calculated length tube, not shure If I would need a lens on the end.
     
  2. Invicta39

    Invicta39 Member

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    Most still cameras use a 50mm lens as normal eyesight, a 100mm lens would be 2x magnification, 200mm 4x etc...That might help.
     

  3. ODAVID

    ODAVID Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting,
    I have a 600 mm telephoto 1:8 that I used years ago on a SLR camera. Where can I buy the eye piece to convert it to a spotting scope??????


    I would like for us to share information and progress.

    I will contact optics Planet they are very knowledgeable. I will post what they say here for you

    Good luck
    odavid